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Roanoke Moves to Virginia Horse Center

The 44th edition of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show is scheduled for June 20-26, 2016 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. The theme for the 2016 show is “Same Great Show – New Location”. The Roanoke Valley Horseman’s Association is putting the final touches on the 2016 show. Show Chair Stacey Wright and RVHA President Mark Hartberger are committed to assuring a seamless transition to the Virginia Horse Center. The RVHS supports numerous charities in the Roanoke Valley including the Bradley Free Clinic.

The RVHS, a USEF Heritage Competition, is one of the few remaining multi breed horse shows. Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to Western, Rocky Mountain, Arabian and Racking Horses. The Virginia/West Virginia Owned ASB classes are the initial classes for the ASB division starting on Tuesday evening. The Hunter/Jumper Show starts Tuesday and culminates Saturday evening with the $25,000 Gran Prix of Roanoke. The highlight of the Saddlebred division is the Saturday night $5,000 Five Gaited Stake.

Roanoke offers a full complement of classes for Saddlebreds and Hackneys. New for 2016 are the three Carriage Driving classes, Turnout, Working and Reinsmanship. Mr. Jim Lowry from Seymour, Illinois will officiate in all classes. Doug Shiflet will be capturing all of the action from center ring.

The Prize Lists will be available on line at Printed copies will also be available. Entries close June 13, 2016.

The Virginia Horse Center Trainers Incentive provides trainers in the ASB/Hackney division the opportunities to win lucrative awards including $10,000 in cash. The full terms and conditions of the Incentive program are available at

The Incentive Program established by the Virginia Horse Center is the joint effort of Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, Roanoke Valley Horse Show and ASHAV Show. All of these shows are held at the Virginia Horse Center.

Mark your calendars to attend the Roanoke Valley Horse Show. For more information contact Steve Kildow, Breed Show Manager at or 765-620-5779.


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